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Oak Bluffs seeks donations for August fireworks celebration

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The Oak Bluffs Business Association is raising money through a GoFundMe campaign to pay for the 45th annual fireworks celebration in August.  In the past,...

West Tisbury: Marching to the sea

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The view outside our windows changed last week, as the oak leaves appeared. Colors changed, too, from pink buds to a fleeting mixture of...

Governor misses last two Memorial Day trips

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On Memorial Day, the Steamship Authority ferry Governor missed its last two round-trips on the Vineyard route. SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll said an essential...

Grace Kennan Warnecke offers her art collection for Ukraine relief efforts

Grace Warnecke of New York City and Vineyard Haven is as familiar as anyone on the Island with the people and the culture of...

Visit the vibrant art scene in Oak Bluffs

The Oak Bluffs art scene is flourishing. With multiple galleries, artists’ studios, and gift shops featuring work by local artists and artisans now open...

Carol A. Braillard

Carol A. Braillard was 67 years old, a lifelong summer visitor to the Vineyard, and died peacefully in Falmouth on March 28, 2022, where...

Crafty collaboration

Whether it’s tangy sumac harvested from the coastal trails of Long Point, or salty sea pickles picked from the marshlands of Felix Neck, the...

Ronald A. West

Ronald A. West (“Ron”) died unexpectedly on May 20, 2022. He was 71. Ron was born on Dec. 26, 1950, to Dorothy (Gazaille) West and...

Natural-born teacher

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A good teacher gets you thinking as soon as possible, whether in a lecture, seminar, or in person. Good teachers also challenge students, rather...

Greenery of the future

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Island Grown Initiative has officially entered futuristic territory with its introduction of a new greenery to its expansive 40-acre farm in Vineyard Haven.  Through assistance...

Gardens of Love: Catherine Keller

I was trying to remember when and where Catherine Keller and I met, but am not wholly sure, except we've been friendly over many...

Driver cited in two car Edgartown collision

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A motorist was cited for failure to yield following a two-car collision in Edgartown Tuesday morning, according to Edgartown Police Chief Bruce McNamee The...

Susan Walker Goodridge

Susan Walker Goodridge, 83, died at her home on Hilton Head, S.C., on May 20, 2022. She was born on March 16, 1939, to Jessie...

Learn by doing

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“Main Street” is the center of the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, its entryway, meeting space, library, and more. It’s a place where things...

Aquinnah: Thank you and good luck to all

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Congratulations to Jamie Vanderhoop, who is our new town treasurer. I know she will do a fabulous job, and it will be nice to...

Academic honors

University of New Hampshire 2022 graduates Kiana Casey of Edgartown Della Burke of Oak Bluffs Justine Cassel of Vineyard Haven Curry College 2022 graduates Samantha Robinson of Vineyard Haven Lasell...

Defendant receives prison time for child porn

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On Friday, Stephen Jenkinson pleaded guilty in Dukes County Superior Court to four counts of possession of child pornography, and was sentenced to state...

Beautiful blueberries

By Ione Bissonnette “I'm sure that I first had it at a potluck, but have no other recollection about it except that it is easy...

Dreaming of Sharky’s

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After a long day, I lay in my bed meditating. Actually, though, I was just thinking of what I was going to drum up...

‘The Velvet Queen’ will take your breath away

Viewers are in for a treat when “The Velvet Queen” opens at the M.V. Film Center on Friday, June 3. This ravishing documentary follows...